Guy Martin will not race at Dundrod


Photo: Honda Racing

It has been confirmed that Guy Martin will not race at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix next month. Organisers expected Martin to race with the Honda Racing Team following his return from a two year hiatus.

It is no secret that the Honda Racing Team have really struggled ever since they received the new Fireblade. An off at the 2017 Isle of Man TT seemed to really stun Martin, so much so that he appeared shaky and lost for words – something that is completely out of character.

Clerk of the Course at the MCE UGP, Noel Johnston said:

“I had hoped for a different outcome as Guy is obviously a big fan favourite, and he’s never made any secret in the past of his love for the circuit, which after all is the international where he’s had the most success over the years.
“I’m sure the decision hasn’t been taken lightly by him or the team and I wish Guy well, whatever the next step in his career may be.
“Putting this news aside, I’m very happy with the strength of this year’s entry.We’ve seen some incredible performances this season from the likes of Peter Hickman, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison in particular, and I’ve no doubt they will bring the same spectacular form to Dundrod.
“Everyone will be there trying to end their season on a high, and the field is wide open; I think we could see a few dark horses in the mix and ready to make their mark at the world’s fastest road race,” he added.